The safeguarding of the the children in our care is a high priority within school. We take all concerns seriously whenever they are raised.
This page details the contents of the Safeguarding Folder we use in school, as suggested by the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children's Partnership (DDSPC), and can be found under the 2023-2024 Link. This page should provide you with all of the information you need to see how we help to keep children safe in school. If there is something you feel needs adding or addressing, please look on the POLICIES page first (Key Information - policies), as it may be there, if it's not, please contact school through the usual channels for further assistance.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mr T Cocking
Deputy DSLs: Mrs R Eyre; Mr B Hill
Safeguarding Governors: Ms Tori Lister, Mrs Lucy Chapman
However, ANY adult in school will treat information given to them by a child or adult in the strictest confidence. Information will then be shared with the appropriate persons only.
Early Help Offer from Family Support Workers (FSW)
Sometimes, you just might need some advice, a person to talk to, a pointer in the right direction and school can't help. In these instances, we have just the right people for you.
In May we finally (thanks to the superb work by Mr Turner at Killamarsh Infant School), have put together a team of individuals that can help with a variety of things that aren't school's area of expertise.
Caroline and Jenna are experienced in supporting families in a variety of circumstances and will be visiting school regularly for a 'Drop in' service once a month. All you need to do is drop me an email to say you'd like a chat. I don't need to know any details about why, that's not the aim of the email, it's just to make sure that they know how many are coming and can organise themselves.
Jenna and Caroline are supported by Mel Hagues who will supervise them in the in their support roles and offer further advice and help if appropriate. I have worked with Mel for many years prior to this role (she was part of the team working out of The Grange) and know she'll do a good job too.
This team is there to provide support, help, advice and point you in the direction of people you may not even know existed. We are blessed to have such a service at our disposal and I urge you to reach out if you have any difficulties and need some external and impartial advice.
This school will receive, from Derbyshire Police, a notification of every incident that has been reported to them or known o them of domestic abuse where a child is known to live in the household.
This is a Derbyshire Police initiative working with Derbyshire County Council Children's Services. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and this is to help schools with responses to domestic abuse by helping them support children and their families exposed to or involved in domestic abuse.
This may mean talking to pupils about their experiences, raising awareness through classroom discussion and school activities; helping victims and families by providing to them, signposting information.
This school is committed to protecting children and young people and working with partners to stop domestic abuse.
Taken from the DCC Domestic Abuse material.
Further information can be found in the safeguarding policies webpage
Camm’s Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.
All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
As part of Camm’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy.
Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is one oft the four elements of CONTEST - the Government's counter-terrorism strategy which aims to stop terrorism and radicalisation.
As a school, we are tasked by the Government with being watchful and making the children aware of the dangers. Naturally, we do this in a very sensitive way, ranging from discussions about recent news events, to highlighting the problems with violent computer games (Call of Duty etc) and celebrating the differences within our culture rather than sigmatising them.
We hope that that the leaflets and information below help with your understanding of the agenda set for us, but if any questions are raised, please contact us in the usual way.
If you have any concerns about children or staff in school please complete the form. This information will be forwarded to the DSL in school (if the DSL is the focus of the concern, it will be forwarded to the Chair of Governors). We are here to help.